Loiane Groner lives in São Paulo, Brazil and has over eight years of software development experience. While at university, she demonstrated great interest in IT. She worked as an assistant teacher for two and a half years, teaching algorithms, data structures, and computing theory. She represented her university at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest – Brazilian Finals (South America Regionals) and also worked as Student Delegate of SBC (Brazilian Computing Society) for two years. She won a merit award in her senior year for being one of the top three students with better GPAs in the Computer Science department and also graduated with honors.
She has worked at multinational companies such as IBM. Her areas of expertise include Java SE, Java EE, and also Sencha technologies (Ext JS and Sencha Touch). She is now working as Software Development Manager at a financial institution, where she manages overseas solutions. She also works as an independent Sencha consultant and coach.
Loiane is also the author of Ext JS 4 First Look and Sencha Architect App Development, Packt Publishing.
She is passionate about Sencha and Java, and is the leader of CampinasJUG/SouJava Campinas (Campinas Java Users Group) and coordinator of ESJUG (Espirito Santo Java Users Group) , both Brazilian JUGs.
She also contributes to the software development community through her blogs: http://loianegroner.com (English) and http://loiane.com (Portuguese-BR), where she writes about IT careers, Ext JS, Sencha Touch, Sencha Architect, Java, and general development notes and also publishes screencasts.
If you want to keep in touch, you can find Loiane on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/loianegroner) and Twitter (@loiane).